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21st April, 2024

Adamstown Parish Newsletter

Weekend of Sat  21st & Sun 22nd April 2024

Volume 24.     Number 16



The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Monday 15th April were: 2 – 5 – 21 – 22. There was no Jackpot winner including online players. There were two match three winners who received €100 each: Leah Carthy Walsh and Martin Kelly.

The next draw is on Monday 29th April for a Jackpot of €9,600. Thanks for your continued support and please do keep on buying the tickets.


Golf Classic Friday 10th May. Location: New Ross Golf Club.       Tee Times; 8.00am – 5.00pm.

Book now for your ideal Tee Time.                                                 Contact Lorcan on 087 6148503

Amazing Prizes on the day.

Main sponsor – M &  C Furlong Transport.


Congratulations to Joe who has been selected to represent Ireland at the World Race Walking World Cup in Turkey this weekend.

Joe goes in the 20k team event. Although he does the mileage, he has a great support team around him – his coach and mentor Olympian Jimmy McDonald, club coaches Elaine, Ken & Marie,  strength  & conditioning coach Chris, keeping him injury free Paul from Berry Sports Medicine, dietitian Evan, the water girls – Triona, Sonia & Ciara, his family, athletic friends & training mates who all add to his achievement. Best of luck Joe.


Adamstown Pharmacy will be offering the latest COVID 19 vaccine as part of the HSE spring booster campaign to all individuals over 70.  The campaign will run from 22nd April to 31st May 2024. Anyone looking for a vaccine please contact Adamstown Pharmacy on 053 9240454 or 053 9240460 or at


The weekly Thursday night Card Game continues in the Community Centre at 8.30pm each week.

Winners on Thursday 18th April were: Breda & Micksy Bolger, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Jer Sweeney, Paddy Furlong, Kathleen Whelan, Sammy & Owen Elmes.


If it were possible to fly to the moon in an aeroplane it would take about two and a half weeks.

During the day the temperature on the moon reaches 100 degrees centigrade – but at night it drops below zero to an

incredible – 160 degrees. The moon’s gravity is only about one sixth of that on earth and causes the tides in the oceans on earth as the water is pulled towards the moon. The moon is composed of rock, with thousands and thousands of craters on its surface.

There are large areas of curious flat, dusty plains and tall mountains. It’s possible that  the craters were formed by bubbles bursting on the lunar crust after volcanic activity millions of years ago, or by meteorite strikes. The same side of the moon is always facing the earth. Until 1959, when the Russian spacecraft Lunar 3 took photographs of the far side of the moon, no one knew what that side looked like. The moon rotates slowly, once every 27.3 days.  Thus a day on the moon would last about a month. In February 1886 a truly remarkable event took place. That month had no full moon. January had two full moons, as did March, but  February had none. And, according to astronomers, this curious phenomenon won’t occur again for two and a half million years!   (Ireland’s Own)


Will take place at St. Michael’s Pastoral Centre, Michael St, New Ross on Thursday 25th April 2024. Time: 7.30pm.

The event is organised by New Ross Bethany Bereavement Support Group.


The death occurred on Wednesday 17th April of Nora Donovan, Raheenduff, Adamstown. We extend our deepest sympathy to her brother Jim extended family, neighbours and friends. Nora was predeceased by her husband John, brother John, sister Joan.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Abban’s Church on Friday last followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.


Wexford Mental Health Society would like to say a huge thank you to Fr Robert Nolan & Adamstown parishioners for their

very generous response to our Annual Church Gate collection. The total collected over the weekend was €265.25. Thank you.



Sat 20th – Lena Doyle, Ballagh and Pat & Julie Cullen, New Ross (A)

Sun 21st – Ephraim Cloney (A)

Sat 27th – John and Josie Barden, Doononey (A)

Also –        Peter, Aoife, Tommy and Joey Kelly, Doononey (A)

Sun 28th – People of the Parish.

May they rest in peace.

Morning Mass at 9.30am each week day morning. 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 10.00am – 1.00pm.


Sat 20th – Liam Whelan.                Sun 21st – Kathleen O’Connor.

Sat 27th – T. J. McDonald.             Sun 28th  – Ann Ryan.

Sat 5th May – Anthony McGee.      Sun 6th – Sheelagh Delaney

Sat 12th –  Eoghan Greene            Sun 13th – Neasa Cloney


This Conference will take place on 10th May 2024. Venue: Ballyvaloo Retreat & Conference Centre, Blackwater

The Speaker:  Thérése Fitzgerald.   Times: 10.00am –  4.30pm.     Cost: €30 (includes lunch) pay on the door.

Booking essential: Contact Sara or Catherina @ 056 7722870  9.00pm – 5.00pm Monday to Friday or email

before May 7th.


World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed on Sunday, April 21st 2024. It is also known as ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’ because the Gospel is always from John chapter 10 where Jesus speaks of himself as being a caring shepherd. The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction when he asked us: “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2) A whole year has been dedicated to prayer and promotion of the vocation to the diocesan priesthood. The theme of the year was entitled ‘TAKE THE RISK FOR CHRIST”. Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood and religious life and the Church will  always have pastors who care for God’s people with the heart of Christ himself.

This Sunday 21st April, at St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, Vocations Sunday will be marked by a Holy Hour of prayer, beginning at 3pm. All are welcome, Please come and pray with us.


The Legion of Mary are organising a May Procession  in Honour of Our Lady on May 11th 2024 from The Friary, Wexford.

Saturday 11th May – Francisan Friary, Wexford Town.  Holy Mass 11.00am. Procession gathers 11.30am in the Friary car park. Followed by Tea & Coffee – All welcome.

REFLECTIONS – (Terence Harrington OFM Cap ministers at Knock Shrine, Co Mayo: The Messenger Magazine)     

The Tongue:

The tongue is one of the smallest parts of the body (weighing only about 60 grams) but also perhaps the most powerful. It’s small, but it can be the biggest troublemaker in the world. It possesses unspeakable power. Words can be powerful. They give us the power to heal or to hurt, the power to give  hope and the power to discourage, the power to build up and the power to tear down. Reckless words can hurt, but words of kindness can heal. Avoid careless, cruel, brutal and bitter words, gossip, angry outbursts and cutting remarks. Instead embrace the gracious, loving, encouraging and kind word, the kind that strengthens and builds up.

Always honour the absent. A loose tongue can sink ships. This applies not only to battleships but also to friendships and relationships. The ability to speak several languages  is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless. Once the words pass from our lips, they take on a life of their own, and we can no longer control where they go or what they do. Reckless words can hurt, but words of kindness can heal. The less said the better.

The tongue has no bones but is strong enough to break a heart.


This monthly online quiz will take place next Friday (April 26th) at 8pm. To take part for Free – 1) google

2) put in the code for this month which is 878385. Please help us to feed  more hungry children at school. €2 is enough to feed a child for almost a month of school days at 11c a meal. A child dies every 10 seconds from hunger. We have provided 521,000 meals so far. To donate go to  or contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you for all previous donations  “From hunger to hope”

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK –       We are asked ‘to live simply so that others can simply live’  

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